History of the region based on the materials of archeological excavations is being opened on the lowest floor of the Church of the Presentation of the Virgin in the Temple with the refectory. It is the first full exhibition representing archaeology of the Belozersk district in the Vologda Region. Materials of the monastery archeology are displayed for the first time in our region. More than 4000 archeological objects dating back to different chronological periods are represented there: from the Mesolithic period (9000 B.C.) till the late Middle Ages.
At the end of the 20th early 21st century considerable restoration work has been carried out in the Kirillo-Belozersky museum-reserve. Museumfication of the monuments is being realized at the same time. One of the most interesting architectural buildings of the Kirillo-Belozersky monastery is the Monks cells. In the process of its restoration architects and restorers managed to discover complicated structure of this dwelling house of the 17th-19th centuries.
Exhibitions dedicated to the folk applied art and handicrafts of the Belozersk district are placed in the spacious vaulted chambers of the monastery cook-house of the 16th century. An important place is occupied by wood-carving, ceramics, peasant embroidery, weaving, lace-making and a folk female costume of the 19th-early 20th centuries.



The display “Rostov Enamel of the 18th-21st Centuries: From Icon to Decoration” was opened in the Refectory yesterday, on August 6. It presents over 400 articles from the collection of the State Museum-Reserve Rostov Kremlin included into the famous tourist route Golden Ring of Russia. Visitors can see icons, medallions, decorative panels, landscapes, portraits, and jewellery in the show-cases. The Rostov enamel is an artistic craft of enamel work on metal, one of the most recognizable brands of our country.

Colleagues from Rostov the Great took part in the opening ceremony of the exhibition in the Kirillo-Belozersky Museum-Reserve. Irina Zubets, head of the Department of Permanent and Temporary Exhibitions in the State Museum-Reserve Rostov Kremlin, told guests who attended the event about the main milestones of history and development of the Rostov enamel as an art handicraft. It is known that this kind of applied arts originated in Rostov the Great in the 18th century. Miniature pictures were painted on enamel with transparent refractory paints invented by French jeweler Jean Toutin in 1632. The collection of the Rostov Kremlin numbers about 3000 exhibits. It is one of the largest collections of the Rostov enamel. Its considerable part is being presented in the Kirillo-Belozersky Museum-Reserve, said Irina Zubets. Besides, the colleagues from the Rostov Kremlin were given the book Through the Veil of Five Centuries by the museum employees of Kirillov during the opening ceremony.

The exhibition Rostov Enamel of the 18th-21st Centuries: From Icon to Decoration will be open in the Kirillo-Belozersky Museum-Reserve till October 13. Visitors will be able to see really unique articles: the works of famous enamellers from Rostov are displayed along with mass products.